TITLE

Review: Bupropion and nortriptyline each increase smoking cessation rates

PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2005, Vol. 142 Issue 3, p67
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that bupropion and nortriptyline each increase smoking cessation rates. The study sought to find out whether antidepressants increase long-term abstinence from smoking. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) compared any antidepressant with placebo or another treatment and assessed smoking abstinence at ≥ 6 months. Studies were pooled using fixed effects. It was found that in smokers, bupropion and nortriptyline increase smoking cessation at ≥ 6 months. Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors do not increase abstinence.
ACCESSION #
17116529

 

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